A great passage
South Pacific Familyadventure 2008
Thu 13 Apr 2017 17:05
A fullmoon almost in zenith and a calm ocean is close to perfect for a motortrawler crew. Only backside was some DSC alarms from Tarifa radio waking us all up. It was a pan-pan message regarding a boat with 11 people onboard drifting out of control in Gibraltar Strait(refugees?)
Having a risk of being run down by heavy traffic in the strait at night, ships were alerted about it`s position and coastguard sent for rescue.
In the afternoon coming up to the South Atlantic coast of Portugal (Algarve) we had 26knots of headwinds(Northada) slowing us down to less than 5knots. Increasing to 1700rpms we kept 5,5kts and made landfall in Lagos just after sunset.
It`s an easy entrance and we tied up to visitors pontoon.
Lagos by night is an appealing view from the sea.